Deckchairs.

Getting out and about in Planette Earth Cyberspace.
Planette Earth encourages you imagine the position of the author in time and space, so that you can relate to their viewpoint.

Senses at Dawn

Your five senses are alerted by the text; Touch, Smell, Hearing, Sight and Smell. When you combine them with the picture, this creates your common sense awareness by engaging with all of your senses rather than just one,  such as sight. 

How we as individual life forms perceive our world is determined by our senses, what information these senses receive depends on our location in space and time. The main source of information about other locations, spaces and times is through the media, which has grown since the invention of the printing press to what we have today, with the Internet, Television, Print, and Radio etc.
To try and make sense and understand what we are exposed to I have chosen to use a Deckchair as the vehicle in the paradigm of information from sources that are in a different place in space and time to ourselves.
You are now sitting in your Deckchair looking at the information probably displayed on a screen, I have prepared the information that you are now exposed to. By choosing to look at this website, you have given me control over your view from your Deckchair for as long as you choose to.
You have five senses: Vision, Hearing, Touch, Smell and Taste. However as you are reading from a screen, it is only your visual senses that are actively engaged, I could include some soothing music to engage your sense of hearing and put you more at ease, but this would be a distraction.
I have no idea who you are, and so no sense of your reaction to these words in the way I would if you were in the same location as me. For all I know you could have stopped reading after the second paragraph.
If you are still there, I will continue. The idea of using Deckchairs to illustrate how we perceive the information we are exposed to, was inspired by a funny and erudite article from by another Dave that was written in 2008 and on the Claverton Energy website:
http://www.claverton-energy.com/jodrell-bank-discovers-faint-radio-echoes-of-doomed-titanic-radio-broadcasts-world-learns-of-hitherto-unknown-triumph-of-economic-thinking-with-striking-lessons-for-how-to-deal-with-global-warming-an.html
The Claverton Energy site is a very useful resource, being populated by clever people who are also movers and shakers in industry and government. More importantly they advocate using both Tacit Knowledge and Interlock Research, which combine to make powerful problem solving strategies. So it is worth having a wander round the site, here is a shorter link:
http://www.claverton-energy.com/
So if you have done your due diligence by actually reading the article, you will have noted that DAM is short for Deckchair Arranging Market. As I read about the DAM, I thought of the skills needed and decided that the M should stand for Management. The natural thought was that the direction the Deckchairs were facing would affect how the occupants would view their situation.

So if a group of passengers were facing aft, then the sea would be getting further away, being as the Titanic sank Bow first. Thanks to several after dinner Brandies they could logically conclude that there was no danger because the tide was going out. Thus Deckchairs facing aft would command a higher premium than those facing forward. The price could be manipulated by altering the view from a location, rather than the location itself, this being the essence of marketing, it must also be Deckchairs.

How we as individual life forms perceive our world is determined by our senses, what information these senses receive depends on our location in space and time. The main source of information about other locations, spaces and times is through the media, which has grown since the invention of the printing press to what we have today, with the Internet, Television, Print, and Radio etc, it must also be how we view information in the 21st century as pretty much everything we see in the media has been influenced by the PR people, commonly referred to as Spin Doctors.

To try and make sense and understand what we are exposed to I have chosen to use a Deckchair as the vehicle in the paradigm of information from sources that are in a different place in space and time to ourselves.

So if you think of yourself sitting in a deckchair, think also about who is controlling your view, also it is important to remember that the rest of the universe is not in your view. A renowned photographer once said “The Camera Always Lies”, this observation illustrates that a picture is not a representation of reality, but a snapshot of part of it.
A picture is also used to depict illusions of things that do not exist, this helps to exercise our imagination. This link to the art of Nikolaj Arndt illustrates this type of illusion with stunning creativity:
http://nikolaj-arndt.com/gallery.php?gal=3d&pic=000.jpg
If you have any curiosity, which means that you have looked at the picture. You need to fit rockers to your Deckchair. By rocking backwards and forwards you get to see what is above and below the picture, by rocking from side to side you get to see what is to the left and right of the picture.
One of the best ways to illustrate this is to use a map, a proper map printed on paper, like an Ordinance Survey map. Look closely at a village or town, then look above, below, left and right of the town just as closely. What you perceive is remembered differently than if you widen your view by looking less closely, or “zoom out” in newspeak.